S-WoPEc
 
Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
Department of Economics, Lund University Working Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University

No 2005:41:
Nonlinear Taxation and Punishment

Tommy Andersson ()

Abstract: The paper analyzes nonlinear tax schedules that are identified by maximizing a welfare function represented by a weighted summation of net utilities over a set of n>=3 differing individuals. We demonstrate that some of the feasible and Pareto efficient tax schedules that satisfy self-selection can only be identified by maximizing a welfare function of the above form if (at least) one of the individuals in the economy is assigned a negative weight.

Keywords: Nonlinear taxation; Pareto efficiency; self-selection; welfare weights; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: D82; H21; (follow links to similar papers)

10 pages, September 30, 2005

Download Statistics


This paper is published as:
Andersson, Tommy, (2007), 'Nonlinear Taxation and Punishment', International Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1, pages 49-58



Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to David Edgerton ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2005_041 This page was generated on 2014-12-14 19:24:53